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a live report coming up. >>> another big story. saved by inches. we believe with a terrifying ordeal during the height of the severe storm. in southeast a tree came crashing down on her car coming inches away from pinning her inside. we have the story you will see only on abc 7. >> saying her car in this tow lot, you could see the horror of what could have been. >> del in my car while i was driving. >> oh my god. >> she was driving on massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. a potent storm toppled a massive tree limb. it crushed her car. a shard crushed to the windshield, inches from a impaling this mother of two. >> i would have been dead. >> she somehow managed to scramble out of her ride it alive. >> we were crying. what's this stranger offered her shoulder. today, she finds comfort in her survival. the lasting trauma of this day. >> i just want to go home. >> ironically, some residents tell me they complain to the city a number of times about the tree and how far it was stretching out over the road. they say that city workers came out and proved a number of the branches, but
were completed overnight and service should be back to normal in time for the opening. >>> another big story, a break in a 10-year-old murder for hire case. the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row for nearly a decade was overturned. prosecutors had argued that he hired a man to murder petrole in 2001 but his family had maintained that just don't wolfe what was innocent. >> in january of 2002 woldfe was convicted of murder and was sent to prison as the youngest death row inmate in the state. yesterday that was overturned. >> this woman watched her son on death row in virginia for the past decade. >> in has been really hard. we just keep the faith and were hoping someday soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son was wrongfully convicted in the murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 he was 20 and was accused of hiring a man to kill a drug supplier. wolfe had admitted to selling drugs, but claimed that he was innocent of the murder. the prosecution's witness later recanted his story. >> for him to live like that
. arkway was shu remain hbound lanes closed throughout much of this morning. >> our other big story. we could be just hours away from the final flight of the space shuttle program, that is if the weather holds up. k here from ve loo cape canaveral where atlantis at 11:26 ed to launch this morning. no-go is there is a 70% orecast due rain and thunderstorms. launch, the y ur-crew load will carr supplies to the international space station. new this morning, seven ople and a expected gunman are all dead after a shooting ree yesterday in grand apids, michigan. 34-year-old rodrick shonte dantzler shot seven people cluding his daughter and exgirlfriend before leading people on a chase and taking hostages. when andoff finally ended dantzler shot himself in the escaped.the hostages hours. s been a busy 24 meanwhile, two children still chain ng after a scary reaction crash on the beltway yesterday. >> that's right. e crash killed one man and left traffic snarled for hours. it all started with a flat ire. > police say around 6:00 the cadillac white a flat. ver to change behind amaritan stopped
damage the engines. americans are celebrating their divorces in a big way. i will explain in my next report period of live and bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now 74 degrees, 74 degrees. >> still to come the hunt for serial rapist on the streets of georgetown. police need your help closing a cold case. >> more heat and humidity on the way. >>> 4:40 adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. warm and muggy, a typical july weather for washington. there are some clouds overhead. a few showers in roanoke and in the stanton area. there could be a few sprinkles in stanton. 77 degrees in hyattsville, 78 in the district, 71 in germantown 74 in springfield. a few upper 60's. 689 in olney. a mixture of sun and clouds today. highs around 90 degrees. we cannot rule out a few isolated storms, especially south of the metro, later on today. a better chance tomorrow afternoon. well combat -- welcome back. >>> around the beltway looks good. heading in and out of business district is fine. nowhere is on the 14th street b
's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. >>> the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts rece
no other injuries. the cause is under investigation. >>> following two big developments in the showdown over the debt crisis. president obama will against the to the nation about his interest and during a news conference this morning. the president met with top congressional leaders last night. the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell called its a good session, but there's still no deal. abc 7 will carry the presidential news conference live. you can watch it on abc 7 at 11:00. >>> another credit agency is putting pressure on lawmakers to get their act together when it comes to raising the debt ceiling. >> and google continues to impress wall street. let's go to linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york for business news. >> good morning. let's begin mistress of google. they reported sales that exceed analysts' projections. the company has been pushing into a mobile and display advertising. more than 10 million users have signed up for its google plus service. we will get quarterly results from citigroup. moody's put pressure on lawmakers yesterday if to come up with a solutio
midnight's on georgia avenue and university boulevard. it broke a window. >>> the big question today seems to be what is next for casey anthony? we could learn this morning whether she will be a free woman " whether she will serve more time in jail. >> she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter, faces sentencing for lying to investigators. scott anderson has the latest. >> carl lawyer says the first verdict was defeated. >> the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew that saved a life. >> juror number three says the case does not remove all suspicion. >> not guilty it does not mean anything. >> jennifer says there were too many unanswered questions. how did little caylee 9? >> how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they'd did quit? it's lighted cigarettes along? >> it looks very bad. -- >> why did it take so long to report her daughter missing? >> it looks very bad. >> they think she's a monster but nothing could be further from the truth. >> she said she had a dream that tea party was pregnant and had thought about adopting and t
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